Skip to comments.Yemen: Saudi coalition collapses
Posted on 09/04/2019 4:56:50 AM PDT by Cronos
Yemen's government and the United Arab Emirates are supposedly on the same side in the country's long-running conflict. But the government is now accusing the UAE of killing dozens of its troops in a series of airstrikes this week. And that's left the Saudi-led coalition that was formed to fight the Houthi rebels in disarray.
The government claims UAE aircraft bombed its troops amid another surge of fighting in the port of Aden, its last toehold in the country, killing 40 soldiers and civilians. It also said there had been airstrikes in neighboring Abyan province; the Defense Ministry put the total casualties at more than 300.
Yemeni Information Minister Moammar al Eryani tweeted that the airstrikes showed "the UAE's lack of acceptance of the [Yemeni] govt efforts to restore its institutions" and the future of relations between Yemen and the UAE was now at stake. The rapid deterioration of the situation jeopardizes distribution of humanitarian aid in Yemen, where more than three-quarters of the population rely on aid to survive and 10 million are on the brink of starvation. Save The Children says the "port of Aden is vital for the import and distribution of basic supplies across Yemen, and insecurity threatens its operation...Vital lifelines, both by air and sea, are at risk of being cut off."
...The fighting and the bitter war of words leave Saudi Arabia -- as the senior partner in the coalition -- with yet another headache. It launched "Operation Decisive Storm" more than four years ago after the Houthis took control of much of Yemen. But the Houthis remain in control of the capital and large areas of northern Yemen. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is entrenched in several provinces.
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Moslems killing Moslems - everybody wins.
Yemen - the forgotten war.
What we hear about is the war(s) they want us to hear about. But thanks to the internet, this war has been there to see the whole time, for those of us looking for it.
My take for a long time is that if there was one country we’d want to wipe off the map and replace with a US base and our own government, the first one on the list would be Yemen.
Iran is fighting as Houthis to control the Mandab Straight and thus Suez.
The secret is to disregard EU pacifists and carpet bomb Houthis to destruction. Kill Houthis, kill Iranians.
Agreed. I had Yemini students at a community college I taught at. They stood up and cheered when the USS Cole was bombed...and during 9/11
It says most of all something about the caliber of the UAE’s military forces - bad; probably could not defend their own lands from an Iranian invasion.
The Mideast was better off before we decided to fight a two front war in Afghanistan and invade Iraq which turned everything upside down. The tyrants that we removed via regime change created a vacuum of failed states,bloodthirsty factions and mass invasion/migration/colonization of Europe. The tyrants made things much more stable with the iron fist as opposed to what we have now with the Koran fist. I fail to see how things are better post 9/11. “We got Bin Laden” really did not amount to much.
CNN - The ignored news source.
I agree with one caveat: I think we should have set up a permanent presence in Iraq, like we did in Germany after WWII.
It could have really stabilized the region, at very low cost, relatively speaking.
There won't be a change until Infidel Americans understand the threat the fundamentals of Islam presents to anyone who is not a Muslim.
Because of a Judeo/Christian background Americans are going to be reluctant and slow to realize the Islamic threat. - Tom
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